It all starts with food


Many moons ago, my wife had read the book “It All Starts With Food” by Melissa Urban, who created the program Whole30. I remembered it and when we were at Sprouts the other day, I saw the book and asked her to explain it to me in a nutshell.

Concept is the eat a whole food organic diet for 30 days. Period.

For the most part, we do that. We have to make a few modifications to our current diet but the idea is have you learn what causes diets to fail, how to make better choices, and learn your body which in essence will make you healthier.

I know that our health comes down to one thing: food. Period.

We are a society of convenience because we are always on the go. And it is easier to eat processed foods than to spend a day meal planning and prepping your food for the week. Trust me, if I had a bigger kitchen I would be helping my wife do this. Maybe she learned all of this from the Whole30 plan. She plans out our meals, and takes Sundays to cook and prep everything for the week.

Back to Sprouts… I asked my wife if this was something that could help me breakdown my plateau wall. She said yes. I am all in.

The Whole30:

  • Eat real food.
  • Do not consume added sugar, real or artificial
  • Do not consume alcohol, in any form, not even for cooking.
  • Do not eat grains
  • Do not eat most forms of legumes.
  • Do not eat dairy.
  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
  • Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients.
  • Do not step on the scale or take any body measurements for 30 days.

Seems like a lot of “do not” items but half of that I already don’t eat. I got this.

I am gonna be blogging my experience with Whole30 since we will start in September. I will not have a huge junk fest before I start as I don’t want to blow everything I have worked so hard on right now but I am reading the book. My wife has the two cookbooks… We got this.